Cosmetic dentistry is a very important part of today's dentistry. No longer do people expect to only see the dentist if they have a tooth ache. Studies have show again and again that people with an attractive smile appear more intelligent and get better jobs. Additionally, there are also warnings from the American Heart Association stating that the bacteria present in the mouth have strong correlations to the bacteria present on the heart valves. Left unchecked gum disease is now proven to have other deleterious effects throughout the body as bacteria present in the mouth show up in other organs causing the same damage they do in the oral cavity.
Cosmetic dentistry can consist of simply fixing years of neglect so that you have your old smile back, or making an already nice smile even better. When you face other people as part of a career field they are looking back at you, and your smile is a direct reflection of the care you share with others and yourself.